director, catering sales / certified events coordinator evc
our award-winning director of catering sales, nicole burke has been with the emelle’s team since may of 2001, and in the service industry since 1991. prior to joining emelle’s, nicole spent five years at vancouver’s premiere tourist attraction, capilano suspension bridge & park, where she was responsible for managing the restaurant and banquet facility, along with coordinating the events in all of their indoor and outdoor on-site venues.
nicole’s dedication to guest service and her consummate skill as a certified events coordinator have earned her awards from both the bc food & restaurant association (bcrfa) “spirit of excellence award – management”, and the canadian special events society “star service award”.
in addition to her full-time commitment to emelle’s, nicole has worked with capilano college’s continuing education department, facilitating special event planning workshops. she is also a past president (2005-07) of the canadian special events society (cses), of which emelle’s is a proud member.